What is Dental Implant Restoration?

What your dentist in Lynchburg wants you to knowdental implants

If you’ve seen people with dental implants, chances are you’ve noticed how natural looking they are. That’s because dental implants are the most natural-looking tooth replacements available. Dr. Kevin Midkiff in Lynchburg, VA, wants to share the facts about dental implant restorations and their benefits.

Dental implants are designed to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, and they can also provide support for a denture. The implant resembles a screw and it is placed during a simple in-office procedure. Implant screws are made of titanium, a unique, biocompatible material that actually fuses with your bone. After a dental implant screw is placed, your body will form more bone to fuse with the implant, locking it in place.

After a healing period, the implant screw will be fully embedded in bone and completely stable. The implant crown is placed over the implant screw, and the result is a dental restoration which looks completely natural, just like your other teeth.

You maintain your dental implants just like your natural teeth, by regular brushing and flossing. Improved oral health isn’t the only benefit of dental implants. There are many others, including:

  • Enhanced cosmetic beauty knowing your implants look completely natural
  • Improved ability to chew which helps your digestion
  • Improved self-confidence knowing your dental implants won’t move around
  • Improved self-esteem knowing your smile looks beautiful
  • Enhanced convenience knowing you don’t have to take them out

Dental implants are also a conservative dental treatment because Dr. Midkiff only treats the implant area, not the teeth around it, which is the case with dental bridgework.

You’ve also chosen the most successful surgical implant, with a success rate of over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

A dental implant restoration can change the way you look and feel. Your smile is an important asset and you deserve to show it off! For more information about dental implant restorations and what they can do for you, call Dr. Midkiff in Lynchburg, VA. Call today and find out about your new smile!